The prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity in Irish adults between 1990 and 2011

Show simple item record Boylan, Elaine A. McNulty, Breige A. Walton, Janette Flynn, Albert Nugent, Anne P. Gibney, Michael J. 2017-03-02T12:05:02Z 2017-03-02T12:05:02Z 2014-04-10
dc.identifier.citation Boylan, E. A., McNulty, B. A., Walton, J., Flynn, A., Nugent, A. P. and Gibney, M. J. (2014) 'The prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity in Irish adults between 1990 and 2011', Public Health Nutrition, 17(11), pp. 2389-2397. doi:10.1017/S1368980014000536 en
dc.identifier.volume 17 en
dc.identifier.issued 11 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2389 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2397 en
dc.identifier.issn 1368-9800
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1368980014000536
dc.description.abstract Obesity is a serious public health issue, the prevalence of which is increasing globally. The present study aimed to investigate trends in overweight and obesity in Irish adults between 1990 and 2011. Anthropometric data from three Irish national food consumption surveys were used to calculate trends in BMI, waist circumference and waist:hip ratio. Three cross-sectional food consumption surveys: the Irish National Nutrition Survey (1990), the North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey (2001) and the National Adult Nutrition Survey (2011). A collective sample of free-living Irish adults (n 3125), aged 18–64 years. There were significant increases in mean weight, height and BMI from 1990 to 2011. Significant increments were also reported in waist and hip circumferences and waist:hip ratio between 2001 and 2011, with concurrent increases in the proportion of individuals at risk of developing CVD, particularly females aged 18–35 years. In 2011, 23·4 % of the Irish population was classified as obese; with the mean BMI increasing by 1·1 kg/m2 between 1990 and 2001 and by 0·6 kg/m2 between 2001 and 2011. The present paper characterises obesity levels in Irish adults from 1990 to 2011. Absolute levels of overweight and obesity have increased between these time points. Of concern is the increase in the proportion of young women classified as at risk of CVD, using waist circumference and waist:hip ratio. Effective prevention strategies are needed to avoid further increases. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland and the Health Research Board (Joint Food for Health Research Initiative (2007–12) (grant number 7FHRIUCC2)) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights © The Authors 2014. Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on behalf of The Nutrition Society en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject BMI en
dc.subject Waist circumference en
dc.subject Waist: hip ratio en
dc.title The prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity in Irish adults between 1990 and 2011 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Janette Walton, Firm Programme, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine en
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Public Health Nutrition en
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